3 posts from day 02/02/2017

Laos, Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Luang Prabang Province in northern Laos, lies in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. Inhabited for thousands of years, it was the royal capital of the country until 1975. It’s known for its many Buddhist temples, including the gilded Wat Xieng Thong, dating to the 16th century, and Wat Mai, once the residence of the head of Laotian Buddhism. We stayed in the delightful Mekong Riverview Hotel, with a commanding view of the ... Continue Reading


  Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok       Figures Leading to Temple at Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Ayutthaya   Schoolchildren at Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Ayutthaya In January 2017, we visited Thailand, Laos, and very briefly Hong Kong.  The trip was full of adventure, sights, sounds, flavors, and people.  The markets are among the most colorful in the world, and the freshly picked vegetables and fruits are delectable. ... Continue Reading

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